Summer Policy Internship Program
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is currently accepting applications for its Summer Policy Internship Program. Students who are U.S. citizens and who will be enrolled in, or have just graduated from an academic program are eligible to apply. More information and application instructions are available at https://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ostp/about/student.
About OSTP: The Office of Science and Technology Policy advises the President on the effects of science and technology on domestic and international affairs. The office serves as a source of scientific and technological analysis and judgment for the President with respect to major policies, plans and programs of the Federal Government.
About the Internship Program: Interns are accepted for one of three annual terms (Spring, Summer, or Fall), each of which lasts no more than 90 days. The assignments provide educational enrichment, practical work experience and networking opportunities with other individuals in the science and technology policy arena. If you have further questions, please contact Robert Strickling at Robert_B_Strickling@ostp.eop.gov. The application deadline is Feb. 26.
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center – multiple opportunities
“Investigating the Impact of NASA Datasets on Hydrologic Modeling Systems” https://npp.usra.edu/opportunities/details/?ro=19003
“Application of Synthetic Aperture Radar to Science and Application Problems” https://npp.usra.edu/opportunities/details/?ro=19005
NASA Internship Programs: https://intern.nasa.gov/ (interested candidates will need to register and then look at ‘Student Opportunities’ and ‘Internships’)
Opportunities available in Earth Science at Marshall include investigations with total lightning via lightning mapping arrays, multispectral applications of NASA and other-platform mission data, validation of soil moisture products and other investigations in partnership with a local mentor.
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
At the UCAR in Boulder, Colorado, employees go home at night feeling the satisfaction that comes from knowing that the work they do supports an important scientific mission. UCAR has many job and internship opportunities available. If you are interested in learning more, visit their website.
Amgen Scholars Program at Caltech
Caltech’s Amgen Scholars Program is geared toward students in biology, chemistry and biotechnology fields. Some of these fields include biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering and chemistry.
Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors, must be attending a four-year university in the U.S., and must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required.
Support: Amgen Scholars will receive a $6,000 award, round-trip air transportation, campus housing and a food allowance.
Application: Online applications are due Feb. 15.
Volunteer Research Assistants Needed: Study Big Cats in Africa
If you have ever dreamed of doing field research in Africa, the Big Cat Research Project may be perfect for you. Open to only a few participants each summer, this unique program offers hands-on opportunities to witness exciting scenes like lions on a kill, leopards on the hunt and cheetahs gazing across wide-open expanses. All big cats across Africa are in serious decline and under great pressure. The Big Cat Research Project is an on going study with the goal of creating a comprehensive photo identification catalog and behavioral record of all big cats inhabiting a 7,000 square mile area. Additionally, elephant, rhino, zebra and many more South African species will be encountered as we search for big cats throughout Kruger National Park. Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Learn more by visiting their website or with this flier.